Barbara Boxer


Corps flood control projects advanced by Senate passing water resources bill ~Bruce Alpert, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune

Among the key provisions in the Senate bill: — It gives the corps authority to perform future levee lifts on the New Orleans area hurricane protection system.– It authorizes more money from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, financed by shipping companies, to dredge waterways, including the Mississippi River and Calcasieu River ports.– It lets states…


Vitter/Boxer bill attempts to shield US Corps of Engineers from sequester cuts ~Andy Sullivan

As the U.S. government prepares for years of austerity, a bipartisan group of senators is aiming to give the agency that maintains ports and waterways extraordinary protection from budget cuts. The Army Corps of Engineers, best known for its flood-protection role in hurricane-prone areas such as Louisiana, is also responsible for keeping the nation’s ports…